SoCon Releases 2021 SoCon Championship Preliminary Seeds

Press release from the Southern Conference

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference has released the seeds for the 2021 SoCon Wrestling Championship, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon. The No. 1 seed in each weight class will receive a bye for the first match. The championship is set to take place Sunday, Feb. 28,  at the Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, North Carolina. Seven squads will compete for the 2021 SoCon title with 13 NCAA allocations available for the NCAA Championships. 

Due to COVID-19 protocols and adherence with local and state guidelines, there will be no general ticket sales at the SoCon Wrestling Championship. In addition to the teams, essential staff, workers and administrative personnel on site, a maximum of 13 student-athletes and three coaches per team are permitted to request two non-transferrable tickets each for immediate family members. A clear-bag policy will be in effect at the Holmes Convocation Center. The championship will be streamed in its entirety on ESPN+.

Seeds125 (1 NCAA allocation)
#1 Codi Russell, Appalachian State
#2 Fabian Gutierrez, Chattanooga 
#3 Zurich Storm, Campbell
#4 B. Gomez, Presbyterian 
#5 Jordie White, The Citadel 
#6 Aedyn Concepcion, Gardner- Webb
#7 Cliff Conway, VMI

133(1 NCAA allocation)
#1 Jake Rotunda, The Citadel 
#2 Sean Carter, Appalachian State 
#3 Colton Landers, Chattanooga
#4 Gabriel Hixenbaugh, Campbell 
#5 Dominic Chavez, Presbyterian
#6 Todd Carter, Gardner-Webb
#7 Cameron Chicella, VMI

141 (1 NCAA allocation)
#1 Franco Valdes, Chattanooga
#2 Anthony Brito, Appalachian State
#3 Trevon Majette, Gardner-Webb
#4 Shannon Hanna, Campbell
#5 Jacob Brasseur, Presbyterian
#6 Tyler Seeley, The Citadel 
#7 Freddy Junko, VMI

149 (2 NCAA allocations)
#1 Jonathan Milner, Appalachian State
#2 Josh Heil, Campbell
#3 Job Chishko, VMI
#4 Selwyn Porter, The Citadel
#5 Austin Murphy, Chattanooga
#6 Brandon Bright, Gardner-Webb
#7 Reid Stewart, Presbyterian

157 (1 NCAA allocation)
#1 Benjamin Barton, Campbell
#2 Cody Bond, Appalachian State 
#3 Weston Wichman, Chattanooga
#4 Taylor Parks, Gardner-Webb
#5 Blake Showers, VMI
#6 Zachary Phillips, Presbyterian
#7 Grant Speer, The Citadel

165 (1 NCAA allocation)
#1 Will Formato, Appalachian State
#2 RJ Mosley, Gardner-Webb
#3 Drew Nicholson, Chattanooga
#4 Dazjon Casto, The Citadel 
#5 Austin Kraisser, Campbell 
#6 Jon Hoover, VMI
No Entry for Presbyterian

174  (1 NCAA allocation)
#1 Austin Murphy, Campbell
#2 Thomas Flitz, Appalachian State
#3 Evan Schenk, Gardner-Webb
#4 Cole Burke, The Citadel
#5 Carial Tarter, Chattanooga
#6 Joel Diaz, VMI
#7 Victor Tello, Presbyterian

184 (2 NCAA allocations)
#1 Caleb Hopkins, Campbell
#2 Jha’Quan Anderson, Gardner-Webb
#3 Matthew Waddell, Chattanooga
#4 Zach Brown, VMI
#5 Julian Gorring, Appalachian State  
#6 Kyle Kretzer, The Citadel
No Entry for Presbyterian

197 (1 NCAA allocation)
#1 Chris Kober, Campbell
#2 Tyler Mousaw, VMI
#3 Logan Andrew, Chattanooga 
#4 Mason Fiscella, Appalachian State
#5 Samuel Mora, Gardner-Webb
#6 Ben Stemmet, The Citadel 
No Entry for Presbyterian

285 (2 NCAA allocations)
#1 Michael McAleavey, The Citadel
#2 Anthony Perrrine, Gardner-Webb
#3 Taye Ghadiali, Campbell
#4 Michael Burchell, Appalachian State
#5 Grayson Walthall, Chattanooga
#6 Airin Spell, Presbyterian
#7 Giomar Ramos, VMI

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